Harbes Family Farm Holds 25th Annual Sweet Corn Festival

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Family activities, barn yard fun, live music, wine tastings, and book signings by Long Island authors fill the weekend.

Sweet Corn

Mattituck, NY (July 1, 2013) — Harbes Family Farm is celebrating a twenty-five year tradition of growing, and selling, Long Island’s sweetest corn. Taking place during the July 13-14, 2013 weekend from 10 AM until 6 PM at Harbes Family Farms and Vineyard at 715 Sound Avenue in Mattituck, NY is Harbes Annual Sweet Corn Festival. Harbes Super Sweet Corn, which Newsday called, “Long Island’s Best Corn,” has been the product of years of variety selection by Ed Harbes, general manager at Harbes Family Farm.

Sweet Corn Festival activities include: working border collie demonstrations that show these highly specialized dogs in action (kids can play with the friendly dogs after the performance), corn eating contests, corn related games, sack races, corn crafts for kids, and “what’s all the buzz about bees,” where the public can learn about bees and safely observe them in a glass enclosed habitat. In addition to Harbes’ usual menu will be corn foods such as corn dogs, corn fritters, corn pizza, and corn salsa.

For those who want the thrill of blasting an ear of corn through the air, Harbes Family Farm is set to launch their new Corn Cannon during the festival. The Corn Cannon uses compressed air to shoot the ears at targets downrange behind Harbes Barnyard Adventure. Harbes Barnyard Adventure also includes a bounce house, a bee museum, pig races, Bunnyville, Goat Mountain, a Hedge Maze, the Three Little Pig’s houses, and numerous other activities and exhibits of farm animals.

Also new for this year’s festival is an appearance by notable authors from the Long Island Authors and Writers Society (http://www.LIAWS.org). Award-winning, bestselling authors from the not-for-profit organization will be on hand from 11 AM until 3 PM on Saturday, July 13 to meet readers and sign books. LIAWS works to promote the craft of writing at all levels on Long Island.

Harbes Family Farm has activities for all ages. While The Barnyard Adventure is geared toward children, many adults enjoy it as well. Singing Hayrides and live music round out the weekend events. Harbes turn-of-the-century Wine Tasting Barn will be open for tastings and the public will have the chance to sample Harbes Vineyard’s award-winning wines and new wine releases. General Admission to all common areas is free.

About:
Harbes Family Farms, based in Mattituck, Long Island New York has 5 unique agro tourism properties spread across more than 200 acres. In the farms situated in Mattituck, NY and Jamesport, NY are planted: sweet corn, field corn, grape vineyards, melons, berries, and other produce. Farm stands, family based farm activities, and wine tasting rooms compliment the working farms. The Harbes family has been farming Long Island for 13 generations. Harbes Family Farm was founded in 1978 by Ed and Monica Harbes. Harbes Farms planted its first grape vineyard in 2003. Harbes Family Farms are a key destination attraction on the North Fork of Long Island, NY. For further information, please visit: http://www.harbesfamilyfarm.com.

Media Contact:
Harbes Family Farm
715 Sound Avenue
Mattituck, NY
631-298-0700
http://www.harbesfamilyfarm.com

Long Island Authors and Writers Society Members Sign Books at Summer Festival

Authors of children’s, young adult and family friendly books will sign books and meet readers during Harbes Family Farm Sweet Corn Festival on July 13.

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Mattituck, NY (June 21, 2013) — Amid an array of singing hayrides, pig races, farm animals, antique tractors, beekeeping exhibits and bushels of what has been called by Newsday, the ‘best corn on Long Island’, author members of Long Island Authors and Writers Society will be at Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck on Saturday, July 13 from 11 AM until 3 PM during Harbes Farms Sweet Corn Festival.

Included in the lineup of LIAWS authors are: ten-time award winning children’s author and children’s motivational speaker, Yvonne Capitelli, children’s book author Dr. Loraine Alderman, an advocate for children with learning disabilities who recently received Book of the Year Award, on-air radio personality and children’s book author, Lisa A. Dabrowski, elementary educator Valerie Pfundstein the author of Veterans, Heroes In Our Neighborhood, and author Tom Gahan, whose novel Harmony Bay was influenced by places and events on eastern Long Island during the American Revolution and became required reading at several Long Island high schools.

The author’s works represent several subjects including character-building, farm life, history, science, and community relations. “We feel this is a good matchup of writing talents and titles with this venue. We look forward to meeting writers and aspiring authors from around Long Island,” says Tom Gahan, president of the not-for-profit LIAWS that mentors and develops writers at all levels.

“Harbes Farm is an amazing place. Their attention to detail, variety and focusing on the wants and needs of children is outstanding,” says Capitelli. “It’s a place where all ages can enjoy themselves. There’s something for everyone. We are honored to be included in Harbes Sweet Corn Festival activities.”

During Harbes’ Annual Sweet Corn Festival, which this year celebrates 25 years of growing super-sweet corn on their Mattituck farm, many children-friendly activities are planned. For adults the farm also features a vineyard and a 100-year-old barn for wine tasting where Harbes award-winning wines can be sampled.

“I too am delighted to be part of the annual Sweet Corn festival this year,” added Dabrowski. “As a North Fork native, I am very proud of my own family’s agricultural heritage and feel that it is important we continue our farming traditions on the East End. Harbes Farm is playing a vital role in doing that.”

These notable LIAWS authors will be on hand at Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck, NY from 11 AM until 3 PM on Saturday, July 13.

More about LIAWS:
The Long Island Authors and Writers Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization. For further information, please visit http://www.liaws.org.

More about Harbes Family Farm:
Harbes Family Farms, based in Mattituck, Long Island New York has 5 unique agro-tourism properties spread across more than 200 acres. In the farms situated in Mattituck, NY and Jamesport, NY are planted: sweet corn, field corn, grape vineyards, berries, melons, pumpkins and other produce. Farm stands, family based farm activities, and wine tasting rooms compliment the working farms. The Harbes family has been farming Long Island for 13 generations. For further information, please visit: http://www.harbesfamilyfarm.com.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
Tel: 631-369-0063
E-Mail: liawsorg@gmail.com
Web: http://www.LIAWS.org

Long Island Authors and Writers Society Presents Exciting Solutions to Writers Block

Find out where your fears come from and discover ways to unleash your writing talents at LIAWS’ special event at Barnes & Noble in Bayshore on April 17.

Bayshore, NY (March 27, 2013) — Long Island Authors and Writers Society (http://www.LIAWS.org) presents How to Overcome the Fear of Writing and Writer’s Block with Jean Summit-Riker. The event takes place at 7 PM on Wednesday, April 17 at Barnes & Noble, 842 Sunrise Highway, Bayshore, NY 11706.

Author and hypno-therapist Jean Summit-Riker will give a lively talk about the fears associated with writing and how to overcome those and other fears and writer’s block. Jean is the author of Forever Is Still a Long, Long Time. She is a Life Coach, Motivational Speaker and Consulting Hypnotist with a private practice in Patchogue, NY.

The evening’s program includes select readings by LIAWS author members Jill Sooley, Dr. Benedict Baglio and Dr. Harris Cohen.

The event is free, membership is not necessary to attend and guests are welcome. For further details visit http://www.LIAWS.org. A chance to meet and network with other members will take place after the presentation.

ABOUT:

Jill Sooley, grew up in Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada and attended Memorial University of Newfoundland. Jill writes contemporary women’s fiction that blends humor and heartache. Her books, The Widows of Paradise Bay, and, Baggage, have been published in English, German and Italian. A former public relations executive, she is now devoted full time to writing, and is currently at work on a third novel. She is a member of the LIAWS Board of Directors.

Dr. Benedict Baglio has published several novels to complete a four-book saga of World War II, a period of time which remains his passion and fascination. He has also authored a book on educational reform. Ben is a retired school administrator and educational consultant, holding a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies and teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Hofstra University.

Dr. Harris R. Cohen, author of Lessons Learned, How to Negotiate the Life You Want to Live, treated patients in his private chiropractic office for more than 25 years. In addition to his thriving practice, his professional career included: Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences-University of Bridgeport, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences-New York Chiropractic College, and lecturer for the Suffolk County Police Department. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards.

About LIAWS:

The Long Island Authors and Writers Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization. For more information about Long Island Authors and Writers Society please visit http://www.LIAWS.org.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
Tel: 631-369-0063
E-Mail: liawsorg@gmail.com
Web: http://www.LIAWS.org